My wife doesn't particularly like any plants with thorns, so I have only five
of different rose varieties. Four of the roses are in the backyard and it is
becoming more of a shade garden as the plants and trees mature so it's difficult
to plant additional roses. Of course I think it would be just fine to train more
climbers all along my six foot cedar fence. Unfortunately, my vote never seems
to carry enough weight in the 50/50 (<-- yeah right) partnership called
||Rosa 'Don Juan'
Best of the fragrant red climbers. Large buds and
shapely blossoms. Glossy dark green leaves. Blooms (large on single stem) on
new and old wood in Spring, Summer and Fall. Maladrone crossed a New Dawn
seedling with a New Yorker in 1958 to hybridize this variety.
I am training this rose to grow up one of my pine
8’-10’ H / Dark red / Ovoid buds / 5" blooms /
35-40 petals Dark green foliage / Strong, citrus fragrance / Full sun
||Rosa KORtemma (patent 9115) by
Jackson & Perkins.
These plentiful clusters of
dark red buds open into shimmering, crimson flowers with a rich,
crushed-velvet look. I have trained them to grow up the white picket fence
that divides my 2/3 of the backyard from the other
third of the yard that encloses my pet velociraptor, err ...dog., Maggie.
Just like the velociraptors in the original Jurassic Park movie,
Maggie is always testing the integrity of her perimeter fencing. The thorns
of the Red Ribbons' canes tend to keep her from ripping the pickets off the
fence in this area. This plant is very hardy and flowers profusely beginning
in April. It is meant as groundcover but can be easily trained to a fence or
2’ H x 5’ W / Deep red / Pointed, ovoid buds /
2"-3" blooms / 20-25 petals / Dark green foliage / Light, sweet fragrance